June 29, 2012
Now that Romney is the defacto nominee for the Republican Party, I have been reflecting on the state of the presidential race as it enters the final stretch. As a political strategist, I understand the necessity to run to the right during the Republican primary and then migrate to the center during the general election.
It is common knowledge that Romney has no intention of focusing on the Black vote during the general election. From a raw po
April 20, 2012
During a BBC radio address titled, “The Russian Enigma,” on October 1, 1939, former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill said, “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”
The simple meaning behind Churchill’s statement is--something that is a puzzle or something difficult to solve. Churchill’s statement sums up quite concisely, t
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Mark S. Allen recently included in the 2012 Edition of Who's Who In Black Chicago as "one of Chicago's Most Influential Voices In The Black Community
February 13, 2012
Last week I wrote a column entitled, “Roland Martin Is Not GLAAD.” In that column, I discussed the unfair treatment of TV personality, Roland Martin.
I thought I was finished writing about this issue and was prepared to move on. But, after receiving tons of phone calls, voicemails, and emails about Tom Joyner’s “Letter to Roland: Make It Right,” I feel compelled to make another comment about the Martin affair
By Gloria Dulan-Wilson
Actually, that should really be pretty easy to do since there aren't that many of us who watch CNN on the reg anyway. And I suppose that's what they're counting on. The fact that we really don't subscribe to their brand of reporting.
But we need to send a message. Roland Martin was treated unfairly, stupidly and with prejudice by CNN. As an associate and friend of mine used to say that CNN stood for "the continuously negative news." And I totally concur. But they've go
By Gloria Dulan-Wilson ~
It's hard to believe that fifteen years have passed since the First Wall Street Project opened in New York City. It was 1997, at at that time we actually were on Wall Street, with many of the events happening either in board rooms, on the trading room floors, or at the World Trade Center.
I can remember sitting in the top of the World Trade Center at one of the luncheons, in a facility where the ceilings were arched, and so low that you had to bend to be in there, and
January 19, 2012
As America celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. ‘s birthday this week and is getting ready to celebrate Black History Month in February, I have reflected on the state of liberalism and its impact on the Black community and have concluded that I am very confused!
What am I confused about? Before Obama’s election as president, no one thought we would ever see a Black person elected president because of racism.
Since Obama has been elected president, can one reasonably p
On behalf of Rev. Michael Carter, National Chairman/President of Na
July 21, 2011
As the two supposed premier civil rights groups gather this week and next for their annual conventions (the N.A.A.C.P and the National Urban League, respectively), I want to challenge their agendas and then pose a few questions for them to answer.
When civil rights are discussed in the media, you never have the reporter define what civil rights are? When you see Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton described as civil rights leaders, what does that really mean? Who made
March 3, 2011
In agriculture, if the root of the plant goes bad, so goes the rest of the plant. Above the ground, the plant may be very beautiful, but internally it is dying.
This reminds me of “The Root” online magazine (www.theroot.com). According to their website: “The Root is a daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary on today's news from a variety of black perspectives.” They are owned and published by the Washington Post Newsweek Interactive.
Another Year That The Substance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's Lifes Work And Legacy Weakened With Commercialism and Symbolism
My Challenge To Rev. Jackson, Rev. Sharpton, Grassroots Leaders On "Process First" in Black Chicago Mayoral Candidate
Having received so many calls this week on the approaching anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death June 25, 2009, 1:25 p.m. (LA time), I decided to re-run the column I wrote last year in the aftermath of his death. This was my tribute to Michael and his family. I will have an exclusive announcement about this very soon, so be on the lookout!
Ode to Michael Jackson
July 2, 2009
Like a candle in the wind,
Your life came to a sudden end.
With “A Child’s Heart,”
You began your start.
I received an e-mail from Wallace "Gator" Bradley, regarding an e-mail that was being circulated regarding a proposed Monday afternoon meeting with Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr at Rainbow/PUSH regarding solutions to crime, assuming that I was overlooked and may indeed be welcome to this Monday's meeting or to provide some input.
The first things that sticks out to me are "activists" and "community organizers" missing from the subject matter, text of the meeting and systematic part of the plan of act
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CHICAGO MEDIA GIVING PRESIDENT OBAMA PASS ON RESPONSE TO RISE IN CHICAGO VIOLENCE, INCLUDING DEATH OF CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER AND WAR TWO TIME IRAQ WAR VETERAN CHARLES WORTHAM IV
"The Chicago media has devoted most of its Chicago programming and interviews and analysis of Obama's curre
Mark Allen, BLDI, BWS-C, Poor People's Campaign, Environmental activists, community organizers Joins Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr and The National Rainbow /PUSH Coalition in continued public protest and boycott call of BP, at BP site at 12th & Wabash in Chicago
The People Must Not Pay The Bill For The BP Spill
Veteran Activist, Mark Allen, founder and president of The Black Leadership Development Institute, BLDI, and Board member of The Black Wall Street -Chicago Projec
May 13, 2010
In 1933, Carter G. Woodson published his classic book entitled, “The Mis-Education of the Negro.” The premise of his book was that Blacks need to be self reliant and not look for others to do for us what we can (and should) do for ourselves. Woodson thought that the dominant society was teaching Blacks to have an attitude of dependency and subservience, as opposed to controlling their own destiny and teaching their children the truth about the contributions Blacks made
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